Preventing Water Damage

Dec 20, 2019Preventing Water Damage

Prevent Water Damage to Property

Leaky Pipes

One of the most common sources of water damage comes from burst pipes, which occur when older pipes rust or develop leaks and begin to rust. To save your home from progressive (and expensive) pipe problems, keep an eye out for spots where water drips and replace any rusty pipes you may find. Sure, you can patch it with putty and industrial-strength tape, but how long will that last? Even the tiniest cracks can become major headaches.

Old Appliances

Another potential culprit for water damage is leaking from old appliances. Worn-out hoses on washing machines, dishwashers, and refrigerators are among the most common causes of household water disasters. To be safe, make sure appliances are at least 5 inches from the wall so the hoses aren’t kinked or bent. Even tiny leaks can lose gallons of water over time, so be proactive as soon as you spot one. In addition, replace filters as recommended and ensure water is flowing freely to avoid unpleasant surprises and costly repairs.

Using the tips above can help to prevent water damage to your property. If the unthinkable happens, trust our team to act quickly and do the job right the first time. Call Continuum Restoration today at (337) 427-3888.